The Commission calls on Amazon to provide more information on the measures it has taken to comply with obligations related to risk assessments and mitigation measures to protect consumers online.
The European Commission today officially sent Amazon a request for information under the Digital Services Act.The Commission calls on Amazon to provide more information on the measures it has taken to comply with its obligations related to risk assessments and mitigation measures to protect consumers online, in particular with regard to the dissemination of illegal products and the protection of fundamental rights, as well as on the compliance of recommendation systems with the relevant provisions of the Digital Services Act.
Amazon shall provide the Commission with the requested information by 6 December 2023. Based on the assessment of Amazon’s responses, the Commission will consider the next steps. This could involve the formal initiation of proceedings under section 66 of the Digital Services Act.
Pursuant to Article 74(2) of the Digital Services Act, the Commission may impose fines for incorrect, incomplete or misleading information in response to a request for information. If Amazon does not respond, the Commission may decide to request the information by decision. In this case, failure to reply within the time limit could lead to periodic penalty payments.
Following its designation as a large online platform. Amazon is obliged to comply with the Digital Services Act, including with regard to the assessment and mitigation of risks related to the dissemination of illegal and harmful content and any negative effects on the exercise of fundamental.